Keystone Lecture Series – STEPHANIE FORSYTHE


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Based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen.


Dedicated to an exploration of space making in combination with experiments in manufacturing, materials and structure, the molo studio explores the overlapping realms of art, architecture and design, creating projects as diverse as a museum in Japan, a modular wall system and a tea set.


molo products grow from Forsythe and MacAllen’s architectural explorations. Inspired by the idea that smaller tactile objects have a real potency in the physical experience of space and place.  Working back and forth between the intimate scale of furniture and small utilitarian objects, to the larger scale of buildings and landscapes, heightens the sense of human dimensions and physical experience in architecture and brings the perspective of thinking in the larger context of place and space making when creating a smaller object. Recognized for poetic beauty and pragmatic innovation, Forsythe + MacAllen’s products and buildings have received numerous international awards and have been acquired into the collections of museums and galleries worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.



Stephanie Forsythe

M ARCH, BEDS (Born 1970)
molo design, ltd.
1470 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V5L 2G7


Work Experience

  • Director / Designer
    molo, Vancouver, Canada, 1996 to present
  • Director / Designer
    molo design, ltd, product design, Vancouver, Canada 2003 to present
  • Intern Architect
    Bing Thom Architects, Vancouver, Canada, 2001 to 2003
  • Intern Architect
    Johnston Davidson Architecture + Planning Inc., Vancouver, Canada, 2001
  • Taught first year design studio
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 1999 to 2000
  • Intern Architect
    James Carpenter Design Associates, New York, USA, 1997 to 1998
  • Competition Model for Holocaust Memorial in Vienna With Ilya Kabakov, Artist, New York, USA, 1996
  • Intern Architect
    Steven Holl Architects, New York, USA, 1995
  • Documentation and Design Study for Coastal Communities Facing Relocation
    Tumaco, Columbia, 1995


  • Master of Architecture
    Completed under scholarship and awarded the Adjeleian Award in the Aesthetics of Structure
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 2000
  • Advanced Printmaking Ceramics
    Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada, 1999 to 2000
  • Printmaking
    Cooper Union, New York, USA, 1998
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design
    Completed under L.E. Shaw Scholarship
    Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada, 1996
  • Glass Blowing and Design, Furniture Design, Metalwork: Jewelry, Hollow ware and Furniture
    The University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki, Finland, 1993 to 1994
  • Architecture
    Otaniemi Technical University, Otaniemi, Finland, 1993 to 1994
  • Glass Blowing, Casting and Design, Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design, Metalwork
    Sheridan College, School of Craft and Design, Oakville, Canada, 1992 to 1993
  • Architecture
    Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Canada, 1989 to 1991
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